THERE are just a few days left for people to have their say on proposals for a "public space protection order" in Ilkley's Riverside area.

The order could see people fined for tombstoning into the River Wharfe, and give police and Council wardens greater power to deal with people who drink, take drugs and are involved in anti-social behaviour at the beauty spot.

Last month Bradford Council voted to move ahead with a public consultation into the order.

That consultation closes on Monday.

Recent years have seen huge crowds descend on the Riverside during warm weather.

A meeting of the Council's Regulatory and Appeals Committee last month heard that at times up to 20 police offices had been called to the area to deal with the crowds and related issues.

Protection order to prevent disorder at Ilkley riverside to go to public consultation

It has been said the crowds made that part of the town a "no-go area"

If the order is implemented, people in the Riverside area could be fined up to £100 for acting in a threatening manner, drunken behaviour, littering, camping, lighting BBQs and “causing an obstruction or jumping from the footbridge over the River Wharfe connecting Ilkley with Denton Road and Middleton Woods.”

For more details and to take part in the consultation before Monday visit